Muslims in the WestSemester Course

Muslims in the West, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This is an interdisciplinary course that combines sociology of religion, anthropology, political science, and gender studies. You learn these theories and methodologies by working on a wide selection of topics related to contemporary European forms of Islam such as DIY imams, pop-up mosques, IslamOnline, Salafi dating, rebel music, Islamic fashion, social movements, Islamic feminism, and the political effects of terrorism.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Anthropology, Gender Studies, Political Science


Niels Valdemar Vinding

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Islamic Studies (UCPH 2013), MA in Islamic Studies (UCPH 2009), BA in Theology (UCPH 2006) and LLM in Canon Law from (Cardiff U 2020). Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Law & Religion at the Faculty of Theology at UCPH. General research interest is on Islam and Muslims in Denmark and Europe, including Islam in the State-Church context, and broader Law and Religion, such as human rights, court rulings, constitutional law on religion, and more. Co-convener of Copenhagen Research on Religion and Law (CORAL) and PI of the ‘Producing Sharia in Context’ project (2021-2025). With DIS from 2015-2020, and again from 2024